Andrea O’Neill + Derek Stanton | Sep 16, 2018
What started as surprise 29th birthday celebration quickly turned into one of the most memorable days of Andrea's life thanks to her now-husband Derek. When they arrived at her house, their 2 children, both set of parents and her siblings were there. Having absolutely no idea what was about to happen, Andrea opened all of her gifts and then Derek came out with one more gift. Still totally surprised, Andrea opened the ring box and looked up to Derek asking her to marry him!
For their wedding day, the couple who met working at Starbucks, envisioned an effortless but elegant and simple celebration. They chose a color scheme of white, blush and maroon with touches of gold and muted champagne for their September date. They had their ceremony and reception at a local Charlotte brewery which allowed them to keep their décor to a minimum since the venue already had its own unique feel. The tables were decorated with eucalyptus runners and candlelight along with the girl's bouquets for an elegant floral touch.
Both Andrea and Derek are huge Disney fans so one of their favorite parts of their wedding was the Mickey and Minnie cake topper and wedding ears that were put on their cake table. The music fans used old Beatles records for their guestbook. In lieu of a champagne toast, the couple chose to have mimosa and Bellini popsicles which were a huge hit with guests. Perfectly captured by J.P. Lord Photography, the entire day was a gorgeous celebration of their love story.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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